About the ConsumerMan

ConsumerMan Herb Weisbaum is one of America’s top consumer experts. He’s been helping consumers for more than 35 years. Herb’s Emmy award-winning television reports have exposed everything from quack medications to bogus investments.

Herb covers the consumer beat for NBC News Digital. His stories on NBCNews.com warn readers about scams, bad deals, dangerous products and false advertising. You’ll find those stories posted on the ConsumerMan website for easy reference. He’s also the Consumer Reporter at KOMO Radio in Seattle.

During his distinguished career, Herb has covered the consumer beat for NBC’s TODAY Show, CBS News, and Woman’s Day magazine. For 16 years, his highly-acclaimed TOY TEST on CBS This Morning and then TODAY helped parents and grandparents find good, safe, durable and fun toys.

His dedication to helping consumers has been honored by the Consumer Federation of America and the National Consumers League.

In 2015, Herb was inducted into the Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his years of community service. Herb works with the Alzheimer’s Association of Washington and various animal rescue groups in the Seattle area.

Herb graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University. He and his wife Debra live in Bellevue, Washington along with their dog Sam and Casey the cat.